Why Should We Run RAP Sessions?

Almost every project manager has experienced the difficulty of getting key players (stakeholders) in his or her project to agree on important issues such as the scope and objectives.

Project Manager (on phone to key stakeholder Mary):

Mary, hi. I have jotted down some ideas on Project X. You folks in finance are really important and I would like to get your input. When can I see you? Oh! You're away till next week. How about next Tuesday? Fine, see you then.

(Five days later)

Mary, as you can see the objectives as I see them are A, B, C, D. What do you think? Oh, you want to review them with your people. OK, I'll see you next week. Thanks.

(Five days later)

Hi, Mary, I see that you prefer the objectives to be A, ...

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